Radstock and Westfield
Radstock and Westfield
Welcome to the Radstock and Westfield 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Radstock and Westfield as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
br/>The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Radstock and Westfield with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
Members of The Potting Shed gave a great pitch at our fifth Dragons' Den in April 2017, and were awarded £100 by the voting audience (residents of Radstock and Westfield). Jon Durrant reports from the ground level on the many things the Potting Shed accomplished with the grant: The members of the Potting Shed are residents of Radstock and Westfield and therefore it is vital that there are wellbeing groups in the community in which they live. Very often people who benefit from wellbeing groups like the Potting Shed cannot travel to attend such groups. Amongst other things, the grant from Big Local has allowed the Potting Shed to attend 3 local events; Round About Radstock, Midsomer Norton Arts Festival and WAGS (Westfield Allotment and Gardening Society) Open Day with "Cress Heads" - a free activity encouraging Children to sow cress seeds for fun. There have been many benefits of attending these events - we have worked with some great people/organisations, we have promoted The Potting Shed Project and wellbeing, we have connected with the wider community and we have had fun and a sense of achievement from doing it. The Potting Shed's involvement with Big Local has also initiated further collaborations with other great local organisations like SWALLOWS and Radstock Museum. Throughout the year, surplus produce from the Potting Shed has been donated to the SWALLOWS Cafe who have turned it into meals for sale. The money we were awarded was deliberately spent back into the local community to purchase what we needed - notably Thomsons Hardware - which has in turn lead to sponsorship from them and allowed us to distribute free wild flower seeds back to the community. http://www.bathmind.org.uk/greenlinks.asp https://www.facebook.com/ThePottingShedRadstock/